In­sti­tute of Plan­e­tary Re­search

Representation of the Solar System
Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the So­lar Sys­tem
Image 1/2, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Representation of the Solar System

Our plan­e­tary sys­tem: Mer­cury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Sat­urn, Uranus und Nep­tune.
Graphical representation of the Solar System and exoplanetary systems
The search for ex­o­plan­e­tary sys­tems
Image 2/2, Credit: ESAC

The search for exoplanetary systems

The next big mis­sion to search for ex­o­plan­ets and their ex­act char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion is PLA­TO (PLAn­e­tary Tran­sits and Os­cil­la­tions of stars). PLA­TO will specif­i­cal­ly search for plan­ets around bright stars that can be ac­cu­rate­ly char­ac­terised. Of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est are rocky plan­ets with an at­mo­sphere and on which wa­ter­could ex­ist in a liq­uid state. Life could have de­vel­oped on these plan­ets.

The Institute of Planetary Research deals with the study of the Solar System, in particular with regard to the origin, formation and evolution of planets, their moons and small planetary bodies (asteroids and comets), by means of remote sensing on spacecraft and from the ground (observatories), as well as through laboratory experiments and on-site investigations and theoretical modelling.

Contact
  • Prof. Heike Rauer
    Head
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Plan­e­tary Re­search
    Rutherfordstraße 2
    12489 Berlin
    Contact
Locations and Offices
Berlin
  • Locations and Offices
  • Berlin
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    18

    In­sti­tute of Plan­e­tary Re­search: num­ber of PhD stu­dents (2018)

  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    18
    2018
  • 956,1531
    2487

    In­sti­tute of Plan­e­tary Re­search – num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions - 38 per­cent of open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

  • 956,1531
    956
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (38 percent)
  • 956,1531
    1531
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
  • 33,88
    121

    In­sti­tute of Plan­e­tary Re­search: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

  • 33,88
    33
    Female
  • 33,88
    88
    Male

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